Saturday, March 11, 2017

Goldwork - Finishing

I have been chipping away at it...



... covering the padded petals of the flowers with tiny pieces of gild check purl.


I thought I would try something a bit different, so at the 'fatter parts' I added tiny seed beads between in purls. It might be a bit hard to see - oh how I wish it was easier to photograph this 'shiny stuff'



To finish the flower, I stitched the tiniest  palliettes down with fine red silk....


... and neatened the edge of the leaves. And viola... 


... It is finished!!

Now all I have to do is:
... lace it and frame it...
            ... name it (any suggestions??)...
                         ... write it the instructions ...
                                       ... and kit it - ready for the shop and classes.

Have a happy, stitchy weekend,
Anna X

If you want to re-visit the progress of this project you can check the previous posts here:
1) New Goldwork project
2) Attaching gold kid leather
3) Pearl purl
4) Couched leaves 

8 comments:

  1. Gourmet goldwork garden.
    It sure is a beautiful treasure.

    Melinda Phillips.

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  2. Stunning. Beautiful. Sumptious. Gorgeous. Perhaps I am overdoing the superlatives, but only a teensy bit. Title? Hard to come up with something which isn't a cliche... maybe "Anna's gold." Maybe "Vision in gold" or "Milady's bower."

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  3. Golden Summer ...that is what came to mind when I saw your finished piece.. just beautif!!

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  4. How about naming it something simple like Graceful or Serene; that's how it makes me feel!

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  5. Oh wow, how beautiful! I love the addition of the chips and the seed beads. did you use AB beads?

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    1. Hi Wendy, no they are just ordinary Mill Hills

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  6. Wow...looking really great this goldwork. All embroidery is really amazing with great finishing, also you are doing best work. Thanks for sharing with us.

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